Festival Stories
Festival Stories is where we go deeper on the shows and artists appearing at Sydney Festival.

Bookmark this page for interviews with the artists, behind the scenes stories, top picks from Festival programmers and arts critics, videos, podcasts, playlists and more.

It’s your window into the world of Sydney Festival.
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What's on in June
Spoiler alert – heaps is on.
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Introducing our new Festival Chair
Kate Dundas shares Festival highlights and Sydney's hidden gems.
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A legacy of new Australian works
The Sydney Festival new commissions that spread far and wide
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National Reconciliation Week 2024 – How to get involved
Where, when and how to show up for Rec Week
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What's on in May
En avant! Your city awaits.
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What's on in April
Our picks for artsy entertainment in Sydney this month.
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The inspiration behind our 2024 branding
How artworks, installations and icy cold drinks ended up as a 3D S
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Thank you for joining us at Sydney Festival 2024
This year proved there is nowhere like Sydney to experience an exhilarating summer of art
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Must-see Festival events still kicking this month
Whether on-stage, in the gallery or on your couch, there’s still lots of Festival fun to be had
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Your guide to the final week of the Festival
Hot tips on shows to see and where to let loose
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Your Night at Smashed: The Nightcap
Step into Sydney’s hottest sundown shebang
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Your night at Sydney Symphony Under the Stars 2024
Plan your night out at The Cresent, Parramatta Park
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What's On This Week
With one action-packed week behind us, there’s much more Festival to come.
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Warumpi Band Lives On
An essay by Crystal Butcher - A member of the Warumpi Band Family
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Music sounds better at The Neilson
From a week-long Bach deconstruction to a lineup of the most exciting voices in contemporary music
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Welcome to Sydney Festival 2024
Three lovely messages from our city's dignitaries.
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Everything you need to know about The Thirsty Mile
Your guide to the best spot in town this summer.
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Fun family events for all ages
Whether you’re looking to please a little one or a discerning teen, these events will fit the bill.
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12 perfect Christmas gifts for everyone you know
It’s giving-season, and Sydney Festival’s January line-up is giving season.
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Updates and upgrades: here's the latest on our free program
Il Tabarro tickets, live choirs, South East Asian markets and more.
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